Don't just blast away indiscriminately, though. Notice how Carmody left a couple of inches of clearance around the perimeter of the quarter-panel? There are braces and support panels in the C-pillar and sail panels he wanted to save. He also took care not to cut into the outer wheelhouse, which runs close to the quarter-panel at the wheel lip. We were assuming the wheelhouses would be in good shape, and damaging them while taking off the quarter would just create more work to do later. The point: Be careful with what is behind the panel you are cutting. You may need to keep it intact.